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 Post subject: Mosquitoes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:18 am 
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With Ed's help I was finally able to get a culture of these going. The fish LOVE them.

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 Post subject: re: Misquitoes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:44 am 
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Probably the prettiest mosquito larvae pic on the internet. Congrats.
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 Post subject: re: Misquitoes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:51 pm 
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Hey guys :) Would you share where did you guys get them?

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 Post subject: re: Misquitoes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:39 pm 
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I cultured them in my backyard using 5 gallon buckets. I added a banana peel in a nylon to each bucket and a little milk. It wasn't until after I added the milk that I started to get larvae(almost 6 weeks). Ed says they are attracted to the smell (rotten milk). The photo is after they had been harvested and rinsed several times in R/O. It was worth it to get such an aggressive feeding response from the fish.


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 Post subject: re: Misquitoes
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WOW!! Thanks for the info. I hope that you collect them asap for health reasons :)

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 Post subject: re: Misquitoes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:37 pm 
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Yes Mike, you need to harvest and feed them rapidly. You might want to set up your buckets in series, every weekend, so you can collect weekly. When temps begin to cool down so will the mosquitoes breeding activity. In Vegas I think you will be able to collect them for at least 6 months of the year if not more.
The main problem is once they are airborn mosquitos, you neighbors could complain and the health department will start to look around.
Here in SLC the climate only allows 6 to 8 weeks of mosquito larvae harvesting. I now live in a condo again, so I can't even think about it.
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 Post subject: re: Misquitoes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:32 pm 
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Trust me I don't want any extra blood suckers flying around. I have plenty of hungry fish. :D


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 Post subject: re: Mosquitoes
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What an incredible photograph! I love it!

Beware, though, lest you end up like this fellow who brought home a nice haul of mosquito larvae for his aquarium!
http://www.aquarticles.com/articles/hum ... _OhNo.html

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 Post subject: re: Mosquitoes
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Hi Tamar, long time I hadn't seen you around your "second home"... How's the North Pole?

To Tamar mosquito larvae are aliens!

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 Post subject: re: Mosquitoes
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Awesome pictures, they look like aliens.


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